Alvarado Street Brewery

Alvarado Street BreweryAlvarado Street Brewery
Alvarado Street BreweryAlvarado Street Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

426 Alvarado Street
Monterey, California, 93940
United States

(831) 655-2337 | map
alvaradostreetbrewery.com

Notes: 10 barrel brewery restaurant (and future beer garden!) located in historic downtown Monterey, focusing on bright, aromatic hop-forward beers, and a variety of traditional and experimental ales & lagers. Chef Jeremiah Tydeman features New American classics and gastropub fare that are sourced with local, seasonal ingredients whenever possible.

Alvarado Street Brewery Production Facility & Tasting Room coming to Salinas in Spring of 2016.
BEER STATS
Average:
4.15
Beers:
246
Reviews:
598
Ratings:
2,393
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.28
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
60
pDev:
7.71%
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Reviews by SFCraft:
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SFCraft from California

4.28/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Aug 27, 2018
More User Reviews:
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CHail from California

4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Sep 04, 2019
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Zach423 from Massachusetts

4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Aug 30, 2019
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heydre from Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Aug 27, 2019
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jera1350 from Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Aug 07, 2019
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Noah_Aimar from Oregon

3.68/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Jul 29, 2019
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Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

4.76/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Jun 29, 2019
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TheBrewsky from California

4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jun 22, 2019
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lucius10 from California

4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Great place! Vibe and music was great! Good customer service and good food. The quality of brews was off the charts! Not the easiest to find parking, but a great time here!

Jun 10, 2019
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Keananmichael5 from California

3.51/5  rDev -18%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

May 05, 2019
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stoumi from California

4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Spent the weekend diving in Monterey and while I had hoped to stop by Alvarado Street Brewery in Salinas, we ended up at the eatery, downtown Monterey. As expected it was crowded on the Saturday we arrived, about 2PM. We got luck with a parking spot just up the street from the brewery, as the anticipation built.

The establishment was jumping with activity, the bar was full, but there some room at the tall tables in the bar area. We took a seat and started looking at the line up being served. We waited no more than 3-4 minutes before our server stopped by dropping food menus and taking out drink order. My friend ordered a Rack It, while I decided on the Cryo Shake.

Wasn't impressed with my beer selection, a bit bitter for a milkshake IPA, but I drank it, while looking for round two. Our server took our orders; Calamari for me, and the Pork Belly Poutine for my buddy. The food was relatively quick, as I wasn't finished with my beer yet. The Calamari was lightly breaded, hot and served with a cocktail sauce and chipolte aioli. Tasty and filling, it hit the spot after diving.

Round two was up and I discussed options with the people next to me, as one of their party had ordered the Black Cherry Whip, which missed on the first round. Same goes for Bubble Bath, as those would have been my top choices. I opted for the Bubble Bath and this sour was perfect, light and fruity with a nice tartness. Hit the spot.

We also found out a bit too late that the tap takeover outside, on the patio was from Pure Project, not Pour, as we were told in the bar area. By the time we went outside, they were down to just two beers and nothing in cans or any collabs to purchase. I looked at their can selection and while impressive, I passed.

Overall, a great place to go! Good food and service and as expected high quality beer. When I return to Monterey to dive, rest assured this is going to be on my places to go to.

Apr 01, 2019
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sweetbrew82 from California

4.15/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Really liked this place a lot. Biggie's Bon Bon Bonanza and Motor Oil were absolutely delicious but I was bummed that they don't sell their own growlers and won't fill other growlers with anything at or above 10% which is a huge miss for them if you ask me because their best beers are of course over 10%. Still worth a visit but it really was a bummer to leave without a growler because I really wanted one.

Feb 18, 2019
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elNopalero from California

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Sweet and swanky, this place is bustling and busy. It feels far ‘nicer’ than most breweries, but fits in fine with the area. Unfortunately, but not unsurprisingly, prices match accordingly.

Jan 04, 2019
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Original_Gravity from California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Dec 08, 2018
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StanleysCup from Maryland

4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Dec 01, 2018
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bmurph8941 from California

4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Oct 19, 2018
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ChipChaight from New York

4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Apr 13, 2018
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_DC_ from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Mar 29, 2018
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Hop_God from California

4.89/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

one of the best places to go amazing food- best beer in the Bay- always new stuff every week almost everry day crazy collabs.. and close tothe beach

Feb 09, 2018
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Rubenjr from California

4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Dec 14, 2017
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Bewily from California

4.45/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Oct 30, 2017
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Tomesco from Canada

3.91/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Sep 08, 2017
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GaryColeman from California

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jul 31, 2017
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BarrelAgedG from California

4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Jul 01, 2017
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andyjeigh from Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

May 31, 2017
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